University of Washington School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

The University of Washington International Dentist DDS Program offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Successful completion of a pre-clinical qualification course and the advanced standing placement DDS program will allow graduates to take state or region board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States.

Contact Information

Memory Brock, Asst. Director of Admissions
IDDS Program Manager
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195
Telephone: 206-685-7309
Fax: 206-616-2612

Program Details

Length of Program: 30 months
Program Deadline: February 15, 2017
Start Date: January 2018
Class Size: 8
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL
  • Accept Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) scores only
    • Suggested minimum TOEFL IBT score is 92 or above

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of Part I and Part II NBDE to be considered for admission.
  • Submit official National Board Dental Examination scores to program directly to the site (not to ADEA CAAPID) after submitting CAAPID application.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requests three Letters of Evaluation.
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of dental school from which applicant graduated.
  • Letters of evaluation must be submitted electronically through the ADEA CAAPID system, written in English, or translated by a bonafide U.S. translator if the letter(s) are written a language other than English.
  • Letters of Evaluation must be current and should address the following questions:  1. How long have you known the applicant, 2. In what capacity do you know the applicant, 3. Your assessment of the applicant's academic, professional and personal attributes.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed course-by-course evaluation by ECE or WES.
  • If admitted, program will require official transcripts to be sent directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID).

Application Fees and Other Documents That Should Be Sent Directly to Program (not to ADEA CAAPID)

Following submission of the ADEA CAAPID application, the applicant must send a $165.00 non-refundable application fee, in the form of a Money Order or Cashier’s check made payable to UWIDDS program (no personal checks will be accepted), along with a notarized, and if necessary translated copy of their dental degree and two - 2X2 passport sized photographs. 

All documents sent directly to the school must contain the applicants CAAPID number for cross referencing.